Search, study, and listen to the entire Deseret Book library with this powerful app. Deseret Bookshelf has been completely redesigned, making it the most comprehensive LDS audiobook player and eBook reader available.

Start with 8 free eBooks and access to over 200 other free titles. Then you can either purchase individual ebooks, talks and audiobooks OR subscribe to Bookshelf PLUS and access the entire audiobook library and over 1500 ebooks and talks.

● Get recommendations on audiobooks and eBooks.
● Find plenty of free titles, ready for you to enjoy.
● Download an audiobook or eBook with a single tap.
● Add titles to your digital wishlist
● View the items you last opened on any of your synced devices.

Audiobook player
● Listen to over 700 audiobooks and talks.
● Navigate between chapters and fast-forward or rewind by 30 seconds.

Better reading
● Select Normal, Night, or Sepia reading modes.
● Customize fonts, font size, and line spacing.
● Switch between Page-view and scroll-view options.

Enhanced study
● Switch between several open eBooks with tabbed reading.
● Save and restore study sessions with several items open at once.
● Access and back-up your notes, highlights, and bookmarks across devices.

Universal Search
● Search the entire Deseret Book digital library (over 6,000,000 pages) in seconds.
● Narrow your search through your personal library, the standard works, a conference session, or a single book.
● Find exact phrases, any, or all search terms.
● Easily switch between your library and search results

Quote Vault
● Access thousands of quotes in our quote vault which you can find by author, topic, or source.
● Get a spiritual thought or to help you begin your day right.
● Mark favorite quotes and add them to the vault.
● Find the source of favorite quotes, and explore the content more deeply.
● Receive daily inspiration with a new quote delivered to your device. Set a reminder on a daily or weekly basis.

Social sharing
● Easily share favorite passages with anyone through email, Facebook, and Twitter with image quotes.
● Tell your networks what books and authors you’re reading

Download the app and create an account to receive 8 free classic LDS titles, plus a free audiobook:

1) Increase in Learning - David A. Bednar
2) Power of Everyday Missionaries - Clayton M. Christensen
3) Beginning of Better Days - Sheri Dew, Virginia Pearce
4) Be Your Best Self - Thomas S. Monson
5) Jesus the Christ - James E. Talmage
6) Lectures on Faith - Joseph Smith
7) Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith
8) Gospel Doctrine - Joseph F. Smith

Plus the entire Standard Works, LDS lesson manuals, and General Conference talks. LDS scripture references within eBooks are linked to the entire standard works, allowing you to easily explore scriptural connections within your library.

PLUS your choice of the following audio:
● Recovering Charles
● Joseph Smith, The Early Years
● Jesus of Nazareth, Volume 1

Shop our eBook store for over 3,000 LDS eBook titles and other world classics from your favorite authors. Shop our audio store for over 500 titles. Download many official Church publications for free, including curriculum materials and reference books.

Bookshelf PLUS includes access to every single Deseret Audiobook and over 1500 ebooks and talks.

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What's New

Version 4.7

== New Features ==
1) Create your own personalized study plans! Deseret Bookshelf can now help you with your reading goals. Want to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year? No problem. Have a goal of reading the Scriptures for 30 minutes a day? Deseret Bookshelf can now help with that too. Go to the “My Account” section to try out creating your own personalized study plan. There are two types of plans, Milestone and Timed:

● Milestone Plans: With a Milestone plan, you can select any book with a desired finish date and Deseret Bookshelf will immediately create a plan that shows you how much you need to read each day, with progress updates as you complete each reading. Tap the new study icon to see your progress and mark a reading as complete. You’ll see it on the left side of the book text.
● Timed Plans: This plan will help you hit your goals of reading a set amount of minutes per day for any particular book.

2) Now you can stream audio books instead of having to download them to listen to them.

3) Support for iOS Split Screen mode. Now you can have Bookshelf open along side of another split screen enabled app.

== Bugs Fixed ==

1) Fixed multiple layout issues on the new iPhone X.

2) Improved synchronization between devices.

3) Many bugs fixed which improved performance and stabilization of the application.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

465 Ratings

465 Ratings

Love DB+, app could use some work


Let me start by saying this is so much better than the Netflix sub I was thinking about buying. Having such a huge library of gospel knowledge to read or listen to is awesome, and I would recommend this app as well as the DB+ subscription to anyone.

That said, this is a review of the app, not the service it connects to. Overall it’s not bad, but a few things could be streamlined. Specifically, I’ve noticed that the “back” buttons move around a lot: if you are in one of the sections within the discover tab, and you open a book, the book has to be closed from the top right, but then the category has to be closed from the top left. Also, it would be nice if touching the tab you’re already in took you back to the beginning of that tab. Lastly, I would love to see a “now playing” more easily accessible.

Like I said, none of this would stop me from recommending the app to anyone, but there are just a few things that could make using the app feel more natural. Keep up the great work!

Great Service, but app needs work

Bill H 61

Am giving this a 4 rating because the service it delivers is a 5 and the app that delivers it is a 3.
The service is Deseret Book’s Bookshelf Plus, which allows one, for a monthly fee, to access all ebooks and audiobooks on their website. This is great.
The app itself, at least for audiobooks, has some problems:
First, when I click to download all parts of an audiobook, it doesn’t download all of them. It takes several iterations.
Second, I had the app stop playback on an audiobook that I had downloaded. I had to get out of the app and then reboot it to continue. I don’t want to over-emphasize this point, as it only happened once in listening to 2 audiobooks.
Third, the search function badly needs improved filtering. In particular, it should be possible to tell it that you only want to see audiobooks in the search results. This applies whether you are searching through the mobile app or through the Deseret Book website. This makes it difficult to browse the audiobook selections. You should be able to browse, for example, fiction audiobooks, but this is impossible. You can browse fiction books, but then you have to click on each book to see if is available in audiobook format. This is not as much of an issue for ebooks, since most of their books are available in that format.

Great app with minor flaws


Overall I really like this app, it makes it easy to keep my large library of gospel-related books always on hand and easily accessible. The selection of available books is great and reasonably priced. My only complaint is that most of the books I have read (mostly from my iPhone or IPad) contain grammatical errors, miss-spellings and very poor hyphenation. It’s like an editor never looked at the e-editions. While this is annoying, it’s not the fault of the app rather with the publisher of the e-books. The app lets one save several study sessions so you can switch between different books. You can highlight text passages easily, look up word definitions, and create bookmarks easily. I also like how each book cover is nicely displayed on the home page. I highly recommend this app,


Deseret Book Digital
118.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Portuguese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2015 Deseret Book Company
In-App Purchases
  1. Bookshelf Plus Meme Pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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